Suddenlink Celebrates 10 Years

Today, Suddenlink is celebrating its tenth year in business. Our origins can be traced to Feb. 12, 2003, when our management team assumed responsibility for Classic Communications, a small cable operator serving approximately 300,000 customers in mainly rural communities. The company more than quadrupled in size in 2006, with the acquisitions of Cox cable systems serving approximately 900,000 customers and Charter cable systems serving approximately 240,000 customers.  Around the same time, the name Suddenlink was introduced.

Way back in 2003, Classic offered Internet service (with a top download speed of 1.5 Megabits per second) in only half of its cable systems – and offered phone service in none. A decade later, Suddenlink offers high-speed Internet service in all communities, with download speeds up to 107 Megabits per second in many areas; phone service to substantially all customers; wireless home networking; a robust line up of high-definition TV channels; TV Caller ID; a video on demand library with more than 10,000 titles; an online video service known as Suddenlink2GO; home security; and a suite of commercial services, including advertising and carrier services.

“Through the hard work of our team, an unrelenting focus on customer care, plus transformative acquisitions, billions of dollars in financings and capital investments, we turned a small company into the nation’s seventh largest cable operator with financial and operating results that are among the very best in the industry,” said Kent.

Late but Still Good News

The following changes to service occured earlier this month, but we neglected to share them here — until now.

Several HD channels — SyFy HD, Fox Sports Carolinas HD, and MGM HD — have been added to Suddenlink’s North Carolina line ups in Greenville, Kinston, New Bern, Washington, Parmele (Williamston), Rocky Mount, Tarboro, and Washington.

Two others — ABC Family HD and Disney HD — have been added in Suddenlink West Texas communities, including San Angelo, Midland, Big Spring, Andrews, Lubbock, Plainview, Floydada, Post. Amarillo, Canyon, Tulia, Clovis, Abilene, Snyder, and Sweetwater.

WiFi@Home service has been launched in Sulphur Springs, Winnsboro, Jacksonville, Henderson, Paris, and Clarksville, Texas — and Chickasha, Okla.

Other HD channel additions and WiFi@Home launches will be announced as they are confirmed.

WiFi Expansion Continues

Adding to prior launches, Suddenlink introduced its WiFi@Home service this week to customers in Natchitoches, La., and Russellville, Clarksville, Morrilton, Dardanelle, Pottsville, Lamar, Ark.

Further expansion of the service will be announced as new markets are confirmed.

Still More WiFi Launches

The launch train rolls on for Suddenlink WiFi@Home: The newest markets to receive the service include Conroe, Lake Conroe, Montgomery, Willis, Kingwood, Lufkin, Diboll, and Nacogdoches — all in Texas.

Another WiFi@Home Launch

Following launches in Texas and Oklahoma earlier this week, Suddenlink WiFi@Home is also now available in the company’s North Carolina service areas.

Suddenlink Makes ‘WiFi@Home’ Easier

Suddenlink customers in and around several communities in Texas (Tyler, Whitehouse, Bryan-College Station) and Oklahoma (Stillwater, Cushing, Drumright, Perkins, Perry) should find it easier to set up secured wireless networks at home.

The new service — Suddenlink WiFi@Home — features a single device as both modem and wireless router.

Expansion of this service to additional markets will be announced as details and launch schedules are confirmed.